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York Cold War Bunker

Monument Close, off Acomb Road, York YO24 4HT, England
+44 1904 797935
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Experience the threat of nuclear war at York Cold War Bunker! On a fascinating guided tour, learn how volunteers would have played a vital role in ensuring that Britain could survive a nuclear attack. The atmospheric 1960s semi-subterranean bunker is just as it was when stood down in 1991, and the one hour guided tour is enhanced by a short film. Summer opening (25th March - October 31st): Wednesday - Sunday, plus bank holidays, between 10am and 6pm. Entrance by guided tour only, at the following times: 10:00, 11:15. 11:45, 13:00, 14:15, 15:30, 16:45.
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Monument Close, off Acomb Road, York YO24 4HT, England
+44 1904 797935
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A straight forward bus trip out to the site but use street view before you go as it isn't very well signposted. Despite the website telling you there is limited parking people seem to park along the pavements in this residential area. You have a...More

Thank DogDave3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Coming from Italy for a summer holiday, I confirm that this piece of history is really interesting. At a time when the world crisis was very close, seeing how the Royal Observers worked and lived was a special experience (and also a bit disturbing). Very...More

Thank Cybermauz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a very rainy day when we went so it was the perfect time to visit. I don't think I expected what I discovered. I think it's a brilliant eye opener to people as to what was actually happening during the cold war and...More

Thank Samantha H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a sobering reminder of the Cold War era, and a current day wake up call of just how bad a nuclear war would be. It was a very informative and quite entertaining 60 minutes tour. Jake is to be complemented on his delivery,...More

Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hidden gem of history takes a chilling look at how our government in the cold war days prepared for a nuclear bomb landing somewhere in Britain. The network of underground shelters is incredible. Our guide Emily was terrific and the hour went too quickly....More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited on Saturday 19-Aug-2017 for the 16:00 tour. Jake, our tour guide gave an informative, funny and occasionally sobering tour of the facility. It made you think how close we were to facing a nuclear war, and the sacrifices made by the volunteers who...More

Thank gillygoh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the cold war bunker with my partner. Our guide Jake really brought it to life, he was able to give us interesting facts but also make it funny too. The tour was really fascinating and gives an insight into what life would have been...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

For those interested in modern day warfare this is a must place to visit. Located a couple of miles outside the city centre. Guided tours guides take you round and our guide Josh was very knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting. Tour lasts about...More

Thank Reidy72
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The cold war bunker was incredibly interesting, the tour guide was genuinely knowledgeable and clearly enjoyed his job. He was able to tell us lots of things about the roll of the bunker and did the legacy of those who worked at the bunker proud....More

Thank kieranmjones
Reviewed 16 August 2017

While not everyones cup of tea I thought I would give this a try , if only because of good trip advisor rateings . It an hour or so the tour (Guided) and you never know how big the tour party will be as it...More

1  Thank Peter e
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Ann B
4 May 2017|
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Response from | Property representative |
There is residential parking at the Bunker and there are usually free spaces. There is also parking on the nearest road and a larger supermarket car park about 10 mins walk away. Hope to see you there!
11 January 2015|
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Response from RachaelBowers | Property representative |
Hi Kelly, Tickets are £6.60 for adults, £5.90 for concessions and £4.00 for children. EH members get in free. There is free parking outside the bunker, do be sure to check the tour times before visiting.